Watermelon Margarita Popsicles

 

Watermelon Margarita Popsicles

Newflash! Popsicles are not just for kids anymore. In fact, these ones are not for kids at all. Nope, not one bit. But, by swapping out the tequila and orange liqueur for water and orange juice, they very well could be. And then everyone’s happy, see? Especially mom and dad. Whee!

Watermelon Popsicles

To create these crazy delicious, icy cold summer treats with a twist, just whirr up some fresh watermelon, lime juice, sugar and a healthy splash of good tequila and liqueur. Strain it through a sieve, then pour the fruity mixture into the molds if you can keep yourself from pouring yourself a glassful first!

Watermelon Margarita Popsicles Recipe

After about an hour of freezing, poke in some popsicle sticks, then let them continue hardening overnight, or at least 6 hours. Once they’re nice and solid, shimmy out your pretty watermelon margarita pops and slurp ‘til your heart’s content!

These freshly made, fruity and flavorful pops are a perfectly easy summer treat for the big kids, and perfectly easy to make alcohol-free, too. Try them as a fun experiment to help you beat the heat, or make them for a crowd of margarita-craving friends and family. They make for a cute, tasty twist on everyone’s favorite cocktail!

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Watermelon Margarita Popsicles

Yield: Makes 6 popsicles

Ingredients:

5 cups chopped seedless watermelon

2 tablespoons fresh lime juice, from 2 limes

2-3 tablespoons granulated sugar

2 tablespoons orange liqueur

1/4 cup clear tequila

6 (1/2 cup capacity) popsicle molds

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a blender; puree until smooth. Strain mixture through a fine-mesh sieve into a large measuring cup, pressing on and then discarding solids. Skim off any foam; pour mixture evenly into molds. Freeze 1 hour. Insert sticks and freeze until firm, about 24 hours.

To make non-alcoholic: Replace 2 Tbsp. orange liqueur with orange juice and 1/4 cup tequila with water.

Enjoy!

Adapted from BunkyCooks.com

      

52 Responses to “Watermelon Margarita Popsicles”

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — June 21, 2012 @ 5:51 am

    How fun! I just made my first popsicles last weekend and I was just thinking what kind I should make for this weekend so this recipe is absolutely perfect! And man, those watermelons look so juicy!

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    Catherine — June 21, 2012 @ 5:55 am

    Refreshing, delicious and pretty too! I could certainly go for one with this warm weather! Blessings to you, Catherine

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    Angelyn — June 21, 2012 @ 6:11 am

    Your pictures are beautiful! These look so refreshing.

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    Jennifer {Mother Thyme} — June 21, 2012 @ 11:40 am

    BEAUTIFUL!

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    sally @ sallys baking addiction — June 21, 2012 @ 12:55 pm

    Georgia, these popsicles are everything I love about summer. Watermelon, margaritas, and something to nibble on to cool me off!

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    Jen @ The Scrumptious Pumpkin — June 21, 2012 @ 1:15 pm

    This sounds so perfect! And such pretty photos too! Pinning this one for sure :)

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    Laura — June 21, 2012 @ 1:19 pm

    Such a great idea! I want to have a summer party now and make these!

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    Sarah @ The Pajama Chef — June 21, 2012 @ 1:43 pm

    i just bought popsicle molds this week… gotta try these with my next watermelon purchase!

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    Paula — June 21, 2012 @ 2:00 pm

    Can picture myself sitting on the deck with one of these right now!

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    Lindsey — June 21, 2012 @ 2:26 pm

    This is why I LOVE your blog!! What a fun idea! Watermelons are almost in season here, and I can’t wait to make these popsicles! A great way to survive the heat! :)

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — June 21, 2012 @ 2:41 pm

    I love these pops, Georgia! They look just like frosty pieces of watermelon – yum!

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    Crunchy Creamy Sweet — June 21, 2012 @ 2:49 pm

    Love love love these! Gorgeous and perfect for Summer!

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    Cassie/Bake Your Day — June 21, 2012 @ 3:02 pm

    I must buy some popsicle molds, I have seen so many awesome ones lately. I’ll take any excuse to consume a cocktail in popsicle form!

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    elizabeth @ chronic venture — June 21, 2012 @ 3:16 pm

    MUST make these soon. these are perfect!

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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts — June 21, 2012 @ 3:43 pm

    I still want to make your Watermelon Margarita’s, and now these too! What a fun treat for summer!

    I sent you an email about a Bake Sale – any chance you are interested?

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    Jennie @themessybakerblog — June 21, 2012 @ 3:51 pm

    Georgia, these look awesome. I love that they’re especially for us mature adults ;) I need to get a popsicle mold ASAP!

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    Georgia | The Comfort of Cooking — June 21, 2012 @ 3:52 pm

    Hey Erin, I’m emailing you now! :)

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    Guru Uru — June 21, 2012 @ 6:00 pm

    This looks like the ultimate summer treat my friend :D
    Gorgeous!

    Cheers
    CCU

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    Lynna — June 21, 2012 @ 6:15 pm

    This is a very cute and fun idea! :D Plus, it sounds super refreshing for the summer.

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    SkinnyMommy — June 21, 2012 @ 6:18 pm

    Watermelon + margarita?! Score!

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    london bakes — June 21, 2012 @ 6:18 pm

    Oh these are perfect for a summer party, love this idea!

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    Cucina49 — June 21, 2012 @ 7:12 pm

    These look delicious, Georgia–a great simple dessert or snack for when it’s too hot out to turn on the oven!

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    Shawnda — June 21, 2012 @ 7:40 pm

    You had me at Watermelon :)

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    mireia badia — June 21, 2012 @ 8:16 pm

    mmmmmmm this looks delicious!!!

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    The Squishy Monster — June 21, 2012 @ 9:43 pm

    This looks perfect for a hot day like today!

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    Julie @ Table for Two — June 21, 2012 @ 10:28 pm

    you sure know how to cool me down on a sweltering day like today! these look so refreshing and so good, not to mention healthy too! i’d have TWO popsicles!

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    Jen @ Savory Simple — June 21, 2012 @ 10:48 pm

    I love their color! what a perfect treat for the hot weather.

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    LP @dishclips — June 21, 2012 @ 11:19 pm

    Great color and you can’t beat a classic for the summer heat.

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    Joanne — June 22, 2012 @ 1:12 am

    Grown-up popsicles…that is exactly what I need in my life! These sound so refreshing AND festive!

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    Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic — June 22, 2012 @ 1:54 am

    Watermelon, tequila and orange liqueur = 3 of my favorite things that I haven’t though to combine! These grown up popsicles sound perfect, especially with our heat wave in Boston!

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    MyFudo™ — June 22, 2012 @ 10:39 am

    I love summertime! These are summer treats for the whole family. I just have to make sure I know which ones are booze-free and which aren’t. Thanks for sharing.

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    Shawn @ I Wash...You Dry — June 22, 2012 @ 2:55 pm

    Sounds fun and fruity!

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    Honey — June 22, 2012 @ 8:37 pm

    this looks so amazing.. definitely NOT for kids. OMG, I wonder how it would taste dipped in bittersweet chocolate, heaven! Gorgeous pics.

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    A SPICY PERSPECTIVE — June 22, 2012 @ 8:40 pm

    Oh yes! This is my kind of treat!

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    Reeni — June 22, 2012 @ 9:24 pm

    We’re having a major heatwave – a few of these would be perfect right now!

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    Jen Laceda | Tartine and Apron Strings — June 22, 2012 @ 10:02 pm

    i’ve been seeing popsicles and other frozen treats around food bloggers, but yours in one of the most refreshing posts around! love the watermelon’s colours and the icy pops! Yum! Brrrrr…

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    Emily Lynne {The Best of this Life} — June 22, 2012 @ 11:41 pm

    Mmm…watermelon anything is good to me – but these look SUPER yummy and refreshing, just what we need with this heat wave. Great recipe!

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    Lynda @ TasteFood — June 23, 2012 @ 12:35 am

    One-stop shopping on a popsicle stick!

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    Hayley — June 23, 2012 @ 2:16 am

    Holy YUM! I looooooove popsicles for summertime desserts; so easy and simple! Plus, watermelons are practically a necessity during the summer, so using up leftover chunks into homemade popsicles WITH BOOZE?! I’m all over this.

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    Baker Street — June 23, 2012 @ 2:18 am

    YUM! Totally my kind of treat! So refreshing and so so delicious! :)

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    marla — June 23, 2012 @ 4:56 am

    These are such pretty pops Georgia!

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    Maureen @ Orgasmic Chef — June 23, 2012 @ 12:00 pm

    Oh Baby, come to mama! These look wonderful. I’ll save this idea for summer though. :)

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    From Valeries Kitchen — June 23, 2012 @ 5:26 pm

    I always associate you with watermelon. Strange, I know, but the post you did on Watermelon Granita was what first brought me to your site so I was excited to see a watermelon post again :) And, it has tequila – bonus! This looks like so much fun and perfect for the upcoming 4th of July festivities. Thanks Georgia!

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    Angie's Recipes — June 23, 2012 @ 6:31 pm

    Absolutely love these watermelon popsicles. So summery and lovely.

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    Paula @ Vintage Kitchen — June 24, 2012 @ 12:18 pm

    I love watermelon so much, and with tequila and frozen…these might work as a popsicle and a drink. Love them!

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    Pacheco Patty — June 24, 2012 @ 1:13 pm

    Beautiful! I just bought popsicle molds so I’m pinning your recipe to try this Summer!

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    Meghan — June 24, 2012 @ 3:54 pm

    You had me at margarita! These look fantastic! Definitely making these soon :)

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    Maggie @ A Bitchin' Kitchen — June 24, 2012 @ 10:25 pm

    I love this trend of boozy popsicles that a lot of bloggers are getting into! I need to get a popsicle mold, stat!

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    Val — June 25, 2012 @ 11:08 am

    Watermelon Pops….brilliant, fresh and delicious.

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    Jeno @ Weeknite Meals — June 25, 2012 @ 5:49 pm

    Hi Georgia! It’s 102 degrees today at Houston, and we just returned from Northern California, so the heat is definitely hard to handle. The popsicles look so refreshing, gotta go get some watermelons soon!

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    Jenn — June 27, 2012 @ 12:30 pm

    What a great idea, Georgia! Love it – the perfect way to enjoy a margarita on a warm summer day!

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    Sandra - The Foodie Affair — July 5, 2012 @ 5:01 am

    These are my kind of Popsicles!

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